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Lotononis (DC.) Eckl. & Zeyh., Enum.Pl.Afr.Austr. 176. 1836. (conserved name); Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind. 2:64.1876; Cooke, Fl.Bomb. Pres. (reprint ed.) 1:309.1958.

  • Ononis_sect._lotononis DC.

    Annual or perennial herbs. Leaf palmately trifoliolate, rarely unifoliolate, stipules minute or foliaceous, solitary or in pairs. Inflorescence racemose or subumbellate, 1-many flowered, terminal or leaf-opposed. Calyx 5-lobed, the upper 4 united higher up than the lower lobe. Vexillum orbicular to oblong. Keel incurved. Stamens monadelphous, tube split along the upper side, 4 with long and 6 with short anthers. Ovary sessile, many-ovuled, style incurved, stigma terminal. Fruit oblong, 2-valved, many-seeded.

    A genus with about 110 species, mainly S. African, a few species are found in N. Africa, Orient and Southern Europe.

    Lower Taxon

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